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Are Dental Veneers Reversible?

On January 13, 2017, in Porcelain Veneers, by Stewart Costmetic Dentistry

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With many San Antonio residents looking to improve their smile, porcelain veneers are a popular option in the Texas cosmetic dental community. Unlike a crown that completely covers the tooth, a veneer is a super thin layer of a very substantial porcelain, composite bonding, or ceramic. When bonded to a tooth, the veneer creates a natural, translucent, and perfect new surface. It improves the appearance of the visible portion of your tooth instantly.

To begin, you will need a consultation with your dentist, who should have ability in cosmetic procedures. You should examine what you do not like about your smile and know how you want it improved. Veneers may not be ideal for you. Other cosmetic dental procedures are available that may be a better fit for the characteristics you wish to change.

Porcelain veneers can fix many minor to moderate problems, including the size, shape, and color of your teeth. Gaps between teeth can be filled, as well as the lengthening or shortening of teeth to complete your attractive smile.

Your dentist will also discuss both types of veneers: “traditional” and “prepless.” Before a traditional veneer is put on the tooth, the dentist first removes a very thin layer of enamel. Enamel cannot be replaced, which is one reason this technique is irreversible.

The second method is called “no-prep” or “prepless.” With this type, enamel removal is generally not necessary. When no enamel is removed, the treatment can be reversible. However, this method has specific criteria.

Furthermore, it is possible to use both types of veneers for multiple teeth, depending on the condition of each tooth.

Your dentist will help you evaluate your unique needs and counsel you on how to reach your goals. Once you and your dentist have created a dental plan, your dentist will work with a laboratory and dental team to assure everything is carried out as discussed.

If you do not have a cosmetic dentist, we invite you to visit our outstanding practice at 13220 Huebner Rd in San Antonio. William Stewart is a successful smile makeover artist. Experience is an important consideration. Call 210-428-6535 today to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation.

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Dental Veneers: 7 Fast Fixes For San Antonio Smiles

On October 24, 2014, in Porcelain Veneers, by Stewart Costmetic Dentistry

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Hi! Welcome to the William J. Stewart Jr. DDS dental blog where we take the time to answer some of the questions dental patients in the San Antonio area are curious about. Today we are focusing on fabulous veneers, which are used extensively in cosmetic dentistry.

Dental veneers (also called laminates) are custom made to permanently cover the front part of one or more teeth. Wafer-thin, super-strong veneers can correct a variety of problems including:

1. Chips
2. Cracks
3. Stains
4. Teeth that are misshapen
5. Teeth that are too short
6. Teeth that are misaligned
7. Gaps between teeth

When you get veneers, your Shavano Park, Leon Springs, or Beorne dentist will first make a model of your teeth. Then, a dental technician uses the model to create the veneers. In some veneer procedures, a small amount of the enamel from the face of the tooth has to be removed so the veneers can be placed. In such cases, the procedure is irreversible.

If you are in the Beorne area and are looking for a family, general or cosmetic dentist, give William J. Stewart Jr. DDS a call. My name is Dr. William Stewart and I have been practicing advanced dentistry in San Antonio, Texas since 1981. The art and science of cosmetic dentistry is my passion.

Please call 210-493-3040 and a member of our patient centered and detail oriented staff can answer any questions you have about veneers, teeth whitening, invisible braces, sedation dentistry, pediatric dentistry, general dental care, or smile makeovers.

William J. Stewart Jr. DDS
13220 Huebner Rd
San Antonio, Texas

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/v/veneers.aspx, accessed on Feb. 12, 2013

Porcelain Veneers and Instant Orthodontics For San Antonio If you have been paying attention to the San Antonio orthodontics scene in recent years, you probably know about invisible braces and speed braces. These new teeth straightening procedures have been welcomed by many people, especially San Antonio adults who want an alternative to traditional metal braces.

There’s more good news for Shavano Park dentistry clients who want to straighten their teeth. How about ‘instant orthodontics’?

If you want immediate teeth straightening, you can smile sooner with porcelain veneers from William J. Stewart Jr. DDS!

The key to achieving a celebrity smile may be porcelain veneers for your teeth from a San Antonio cosmetic dentist. William Stewart at William J. Stewart Jr. DDS can help you determine if porcelain veneer dentistry is for you. Ongoing education is essential for elite cosmetic dentists who work to continually provide the latest procedures and materials for their cosmetic and orthodontic clients. We can help.

In addition to correcting tooth alignment, porcelain veneers are used to whiten teeth and restore chipped teeth in Leon Springs and Beorne. Porcelain veneers are attached to the front of teeth and often require no removal of healthy tooth structure. Another advantage? They are less expensive than complete crown restorations but look just as natural. -Actually, they look far better than most natural teeth!

For an instant orthodontic consultation, call William J. Stewart Jr. DDS at 210-493-3040. Porcelain veneers may be the best way for you to receive a smile makeover at a fraction of the cost.

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Same Day Smile Makeovers with Porcelain Veneers in San Antonio Have you ever wished your San Antonio cosmetic dentist could glue new pearly white covers on your existing teeth as easy as you paint a wall in your house? Guess what? With porcelain veneers, it’s possible. Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin tooth-shaped fronts that are permanently bonded to your natural teeth.

Unlike a crown procedure, your San Antonio dentist does not need to remove tooth structure to place the restoration. If the teeth in question have decay, come see us immediately.

Call 210-493-3040 to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

At William J. Stewart Jr. DDS in San Antonio, veneers are used alone and in combination with other cosmetic dental procedures to create complete smile makeovers. Because they can correct cosmetic tooth misalignment in one visit, veneers are sometimes referred to as ‘instant orthodontics’.

Do veneers look like natural teeth?
Skilled San Antonio cosmetic dental lab artists create porcelain veneers with the color, reflective properties, and translucency of natural teeth: perfect natural teeth, that is. In addition, porcelain veneers can be made in any size or shape.

Are veneers at William J. Stewart Jr. DDS
Porcelain veneers are fabricated out of extremely durable material. If you have questions about whether a veneer or dental crown is the best choice for you, talk to William Stewart. Dr. Stewart will consider the size and condition of the tooth and its position in the mouth.

How long do veneers last?
Some William J. Stewart Jr. DDS smile makeover clients have veneers they received over 15 years ago. (And they still look terrific!) If properly cared for, veneers can last as long as dental crowns.

Are porcelain veneers affordable in San Antonio
The cost of cosmetic dental veneers at William J. Stewart Jr. DDS is competitive with other premium cosmetic dental practices in the San Antonio area. We use what we believe is the top Texas dental lab to create our client’s veneers and a significant portion of the cost of veneers goes to the lab. Porcelain veneers are often less expensive in San Antonio than crowns and orthodontia. For questions about the cost of porcelain veneers, call our office at 210-493-3040

William J. Stewart Jr. DDS
13220 Huebner Rd San Antonio, Texas 78230
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William J. Stewart Jr. DDS For A Smile Impossible To Ignore

On May 10, 2013, in Porcelain Veneers, by Stewart Cosmetic Dentistry

Porcelain Veneers In San Antonio For A Smile Impossible To Ignore

Many San Antonio folks consider the myriad options available to stop the aging clock. Whether it is a surgical procedure, botox, hair implants, or a chemical peel, San Antonio area residents have countless choices to help them look more youthful. I am Dr. William Stewart and I am excited to tell you about a simple and affordable cosmetic dental procedure we offer at William J. Stewart Jr. DDS that can create a younger looking you.

Porcelain veneers will produce a smile that will have people asking you if you have lost weight or started going to the gym because the effect porcelain veneers have is stunning.

Haven’t you noticed that when you talk with someone who has sparkling, straight white teeth, their smile catches your eye? An engaging smile draws attention away from wrinkles or a flabby belly because a dazzling smile is the first impression others have of you – and it is impossible to ignore!

At William J. Stewart Jr. DDS, our porcelain veneers will improve the color of your teeth, cover chips, cracks, or misshapen teeth. Veneers can lengthen teeth that look too short, fill in gaps between teeth and cover any irregularity your teeth may have. Porcelain veneers reflect light the same way natural teeth do making them a great choice for a smile makeover.

If you are a middle-aged (or older) San Antonio area resident pondering ways to improve your appearance, William J. Stewart Jr. DDS can help you turn back the clock by creating a youthful smile. Dr. William Stewart has been serving the folks of San Antonio and Shavano Park since 1981. We offer affordable, professional services including sedation dentistry, restorative dentistry, and root canals.

The smiles in the 78230 zip code area can rival those of Beverly Hills 90210 thanks to porcelain veneers. Contact William J. Stewart Jr. DDS today for a younger you!

Is a Perfect Smile Possible In San Antonio?

On October 5, 2012, in Porcelain Veneers, Teeth Whitening, by Stewart Costmetic Dentistry

Porcelain Veneers San Antonio Are you considering a smile makeover in the San Antonio area? Are you skeptical of promises of a ‘perfect smile’ a ‘celebrity smile’ or ‘a dazzling, youthful smile’? Let’s talk about the most popular San Antonio cosmetic dental procedures and the results that can be expected.

Dental Veneers
The application of porcelain veneers at William J. Stewart Jr. DDS can remedy a multitude of aesthetic dental problems and is often a better cosmetic dental solution for candidates in the San Antonio area than dental bonding. Veneers can correct tooth chips, tooth cracks, minor tooth misalignment, tooth discoloration, unattractive tooth shape, and disproportionate tooth size. Can a porcelain veneer create a perfect tooth? While a veneer cannot fix a decayed tooth, it can turn an unsightly tooth into an aesthetically perfect tooth.

Tooth Bleaching
San Antonio tooth whitening is a non-invasive cosmetic dental treatment that dramatically improves a smile. However, some tooth whitening dentists will guarantee fantastic results for any patient that desires a whiter smile. At William J. Stewart Jr. DDS in San Antonio we only recommend tooth bleaching for clients that are good candidates for the process. If you have all-natural teeth that are dull or stained, tooth whitening will brighten your smile. If you have several crowns in the front of your mouth, or gums that have receded, conventional tooth-whitening may not improve your smile.

Call 210-493-3040 to schedule a tooth-whitening consultation.

Tooth-Colored Fillings
If you have a mouth full of metal fillings, you may be interested in tooth-colored fillings. To get an idea of how the inside of your mouth would look without metal, have someone without any fillings open their mouth. Do you remember when your mouth looked like that? Would you like to bring your smile back to its pre-filling appearance? It is possible with tooth-colored fillings at William J. Stewart Jr. DDS.

These are just a few of the cosmetic dental solutions that create perfect smiles for our San Antonio clients. You can see a complete list of our services at https://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/.

Cosmetic Dentistry San Antonio

Hello San Antonio friends of William J. Stewart Jr. DDS! When you think about getting into shape, your teeth are probably not the first body parts that come to mind. But your San Antonio dentist may be able to improve your smile with bonding and enamel shaping, and you won’t even have to join a San Antonio gym!

I’m Dr. William Stewart, an experienced San Antonio cosmetic and general dentist, and today on my dental blog I want to explain a little more about these relatively conservative cosmetic dentistry procedures that can improve your smile without major remodeling.

Bonding is a great way to improve the appearance of teeth that are cracked, stained, broken, chipped, or have large spaces between them. When teeth are bonded, your San Antonio dentist applies tooth-colored materials, and “bonds” them to the tooth surface.

Usually used in conjunction with bonding, enamel shaping is the process of modifying teeth by contouring or removing enamel. Something my San Antonio patients love about enamel shaping is that it’s quick, painless, and the often dramatic results are immediate.

If you are looking for quality, affordable San Antonio dental care, give us a call at 210-493-3040. Our patient-centered and detail oriented dental team would be happy to answer any questions you have about any of our cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers and tooth whitening. We would love to explain the latest advances in sedation dentistry, dental crowns, and porcelain veneers and let you see our gallery of before and after photos of smile makeovers.

If it has been a while since you have treated your teeth to a deep cleaning, call today to book an appointment with the most gentle yet thorough dental hygienists in San Antonio!

Dr. William Stewart
William J. Stewart Jr. DDS
13220 Huebner Rd
San Antonio, Texas

Veneers Create Stunning Smiles in San Antonio

On January 27, 2012, in Porcelain Veneers, by Stewart Costmetic Dentistry

Veneers Create Stunning Smiles in San Antonio Veneers have myriad applications in San Antonio cosmetic dentistry. With veneers, you can transform your smile without significant restorative dentistry procedures.

Is your tooth enamel worn and thin? Tooth-colored porcelain veneers have the translucency of healthy tooth enamel. Many San Antonio dental clients have received veneers to cover worn enamel. Some believe they look twenty years younger!

Have your teeth developed uneven edges? Tooth grinding, natural wear and other factors can roughen tooth edges. Veneers are a minimally invasive correction for uneven tooth edges. Veneers are a popular treatment for San Antonio cosmetic dentistry patients.

Do you have chips or cracks in your teeth? If your teeth are otherwise healthy, veneers provide a flawless tooth surface. Are your teeth yellow or gray? Veneers can fix that, too. Veneers can be fabricated in any shade to perk up your smile while still blending naturally with your skin tones.

Porcelain veneers are paper-thin, tooth-shaped covers that are affixed to the front of teeth. Traditional dental veneers required the removal of a thin layer of tooth structure. Prepless veneers are applied to unaltered teeth.

Veneers are strong, natural looking and one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry procedures in the San Antonio area. Veneers are usually far less expensive than complete dental crowns, yet they are just as strong and beautiful.

San Antonio aesthetic dentists love veneers because they correct a multitude of tooth problems. At William J. Stewart Jr. DDS, we would be happy to show you what veneers can do for you. William J. Stewart Jr. DDS is located at 13220 Huebner Rd in San Antonio. We provide premium dental care for many of your friends and neighbors in the greater San Antonio area. Our phone number is 210-493-3040.

You can visit https://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/about/ for information about our patient-centered and detail oriented team and the types of services we provide.

Versatile Veneers for a Vivid Smile

On November 18, 2010, in Porcelain Veneers, by Stewart Costmetic Dentistry

Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry in San Antonio Have you ever wished you could quickly attach perfectly shaped, dazzling white front surfaces to your teeth? Guess what? You can! With porcelain veneers, you can eliminate smile imperfections in just one visit to your San Antonio cosmetic dental office.

The porcelain veneer is one of the most versatile items in a San Antonio cosmetic dentist’s toolbox. Veneers turn unattractive smiles into perfect smiles with minimal disruption to existing tooth structure. They are quicker and usually less expensive than complete dental crowns but are made with the same strong, translucent porcelain.

It’s no that wonder that a very large percentage of people in the public eye have porcelain veneers. A Texas actress can receive a perfect smile in the morning and appear on a talk show that evening. A supermodel can permanently remedy a discolored tooth and pose for photos right after leaving her Shavano Park dental office. A San Antonio television news anchorman can have his teeth perfectly aligned in a couple hours and report Texas news that same day.

I am Dr. William Stewart of William J. Stewart Jr. DDS in San Antonio, Texas. I use veneers alone and in combination with crowns, inlays, onlays, and dental implants for dramatic smile makeovers. Perhaps porcelain veneers are the best route to your perfect smile.

Let’s talk. My office can be reached at 210-493-3040

We are located at 13220 Huebner Road in San Antonio.

Porcelain Veneers

On September 30, 2010, in Porcelain Veneers, by Stewart Costmetic Dentistry

Porcelain Veneers With porcelain veneers, you can revamp your smile without significant restorative dental work.

Porcelain veneers are glass-like, wafer-thin covers that are attached to the front of your teeth. Porcelain has been used in dentistry for many years because no other restorative material is such an excellent match for natural tooth enamel. Porcelain is translucent and can be matched to the color of any tooth. It is stronger than enamel and resists stains. Dental ceramists who fabricate porcelain veneers are both artists and technicians. They create beautiful paper-thin wafers that adhere to teeth, correcting chips and stains. Cosmetic dentists use porcelain veneers to straighten crooked teeth for patients who don’t need orthodontic work.

Patients who receive porcelain veneers appreciate the less-invasive process of enhancing their smile. Newer techniques require no removal of healthy tooth enamel.

We would be happy to show you what porcelain and other dental veneers can do for your smile.

William J. Stewart Jr. DDS is located at 13220 Huebner Road in San Antonio. We provide skilled dental care for patients in the greater San Antonio area. Our phone number is 210-493-3040. You can visit https://www.stewartcosmeticdentistry.com/about/ for information about our practice and our patient-centered and detail oriented team.

Smile – sunshine is good for your teeth!